Hi, my name is Ryan Kieffer. I am 22 years old and I live in Southern California. I currently attend school at Cal State University of Long Beach. Besides diving my hobbies include playing ice hockey and photography.
Why I want to become a PADI Instructor…
The Reason I want to become a PADI Instructor is a simple reason. When I got certified I was only planning on diving once or twice a year. My instructor was so helpful he encouraged me to continue diving regularly. I could tell he loved his job and I want to be able to help others with their certifications just like my instructor helped me. I truly believe if I got this job that it will be the best thing for me and also the people I will be able to assist in following their own dreams.
I first got certified as a diver in 2007 so I could dive with my cousin. Since then I have completed my AOW, Rescue, Nitrox, AED and First Responder courses all with PADI and DAN. For a job I work at Walgreens in the Photo Department and have started building websites but would rather be diving fulltime. On my two free days when I’m not at work or school I volunteer as a scuba diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific. When I volunteer my duties are to help clean the tanks and feed the fish. However, my most important duty is to teach all of the guests at the aquarium about the ocean and how important the ocean is to our planet.
I just wanted to say how important diving is in my life and whether I win this contest or not I am going to continue my education in diving and eventually become an instructor no matter what.